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The play’s the thing

OUT NOW! VOUS N'AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU, a witty love letter to French cinema and stage, scores big with cineastes.

It might take an acquired taste for French cinematic idiosyncracies, and particularly for the boisterous playfulness of Alain the Great, to enjoy this piece of self-referential, quasi-testimonial filmed theatre. Adapting playwright Jean Anouilh’s Eurydice, the nonagenarian terrible explodes film conventions to toy about with France’s thespian aristocracy: from Sabine Azema and Pierre Arditi (long-term partners on- and off-stage) to Jacques Amalric, Hyppolite Giradot, Annie Dupeyret, Anne Consigny… if any of those names ring a bell, go!

Vous n’avez encore rien vu | Directed by Alain Resnais (France, Germany 2012) with Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma. Starts June 6

Originally published in Issue #117, June 2013